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Charmaine Chanakira


"My art is inspired by my experience as a black/Zimbabwean woman living in the UK. Coming from a Zimbabwean background, I have always found it difficult to open up and talk about my mental health and experiences. The idea of therapy and seeking help for mental health and social issues was very taboo in my community which made it very hard for people like me to get any help and support. Having felt like this for most of my life, I want to challenge the perception of the black experience and mental health by creating a collection that opens up a dialogue about being black in the UK."

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